Jamaica’s Violet Brown passed away Friday at the age of 117 years and 189 days.
The woman known as “Aunt V” died at a local hospital, where she had been treated for heart arrhythmia and dehydration.
Brown was born Violet Moss on March 10, 1900, and spent much of her life cutting sugar cane near her home in the Duanvale district in western Jamaica.
Her husband Augustus Brown died in 1997 and the eldest of her six children died in April at age 97.
Brown credits her Christian faith for her longevity, and in an interview with The Associated Press, she said she was surprised but grateful to have lived so long,
“This is what God has given me, so I have to take it.”
Aunt V what a legend, may she rest in peace xo
Nabi Tajima of Japan is now being cited as the world’s oldest person, she was born August 4th, 1900.